Apr 13, 2020 - Technology

Google and CEO to give $1 million each to needy Bay Area families

A building at Google's Mountain View, Calif. campus.

A building at Google's Mountain View, California, campus. Photo: Google

Google announced Sunday night it is giving $1 million to help families in the San Francisco Bay Area, with CEO Sundar Pichai contributing another $1 million. The goal is to fundraise another $3 million from employees and others through GiveDirectly, which would allow 5,000 families to receive $1,000 each.

Why it matters: Google's home region remains one of the most expensive in the country and, for those not able to work from home, the COVID-19 outbreak is a financial crisis in addition to a health crisis.

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